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Coloring Fun!
Today at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Coloring or activity sheets are available daily in the children's room.  We…

Internet Basics
Today at Main (6:00 AM)
Now that you have mastered the mouse and conquered the computer, let's go online…

Preschool Storytime
Today at East (10:00 AM)
 Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to d…

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Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime
Today at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pup…

Preschool Storytime
Today at Brookville (10:00 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…

SCORE Small Business Counseling for Veterans
Today at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
The Dayton Chapter of SCORE, a national network of experienced entrepreneurs and…

National Voter Registration Day: 9/27/2016
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Preschool Storytime
Today at New Lebanon (10:30 AM)
Stories, books, music, and crafts for children ages 2-6 years old and their care…

Preschool Storytime
Today at Northwest (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities designed to develo…

Baby & Toddler Storytime
Today at W. Carrollton (10:30 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…

Preschool STEM Storytime
Today at Kettering (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and STEM based learning activities designed to develo…

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime
Today at Miamisburg (11:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pup…

           

Dayton Metro Library Selects Architects

The Dayton Metro Library has selected the Dayton Design Collaborative – a partnership among LWC, Levin Porter, and Ruetschle – to be the Architect of Record for the first segment of its facilities plan. These three local firms will work with Group 4 Architecture, a national firm with extensive library experience, to design five distinct facilities. The first five projects are: renovate and expand the Main Library downtown; build a new neighborhood library in Northwest Dayton that will be the largest branch in the system; renovate and expand the Miami Township branch; renovate the historic E.C. Doren branch; and establish an operations center to reduce costs by moving support functions out of the Main Library.

Four other firms were pre-qualified for consideration for the 13 projects slated for the remaining three segments of the facilities plan:

  • Bostwick Design Partnership with APP Architecture
  • HBM Architects
  • John Poe Architects and Annette Miller Architects
  • Matrix/Moody-Nolan

"When interviewing the finalists we wanted to be certain the firms selected really understood the special mission of a library," said Tim Kambitsch, Dayton Metro Library Executive Director. "These cannot just be attractive buildings. They must also be functional, cost effective, and lasting," he said.

The firms were selected by a committee comprised of members of the Dayton Metro Library Board of Trustees and senior library staff after reviewing proposals received through an open Request for Qualifications process. The RFQ specified a team approach to ensure that the project will be designed by professionals with a strong local presence and proven expertise creating libraries for 21st century needs. The Architect of Record had to be a Montgomery County firm, and proposals were scored on the quality and capacity of the local firm. Other selection criteria included documented experience creating inspiring library designs, quality of supporting consultants, experience with Main libraries, and the ability to design all projects in the initial segment.

"We are excited about the capabilities and vision the selected firms will bring to the process to transform our libraries to meet the current and future needs of our community," said Kambitsch.

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